Friday, September 16, 2016

Stamptember with Avery Elle!

Stamptember has been so much fun over at Simon Says Stamp! Today I get to help introduce the collaboration set with Avery Elle. This set has awesome fonts and great sentiments.

I embossed the snowflakes from the set in white and then layered distress ink over each of them, carefully blending the colors where they touched. A little blending goes a long way.

I finished the card by stamping the sentiment, adding raindrops and sequins and adding patterned paper from The Neutral Collection.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Get your Avery Elle Stamptember set before they sell out!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Pinecones and Puppies

I love creating for Christmas. I also love starting early so I have a nice stash of cards when I start sending them out in November. It will be here before I know it!

Today I created with Avery Elle's Pinecone stamp set. I stamped it three times to create the pine needles, single pinecone and pinecone with bow. I used Distress Ink to color them all and then layered them together. 

The tag was cut from the Postage Stamp Die set and I finished off the card with Pretty Pink Posh sequins. This card could easily be mass produced. ;)

Next, I created a card using the absolutely adorable Happy Howlidays stamp set. I took a little more time with this husband claims it took me 3 hours...I don't think so. :) Anyways, I stamped the puppy and colored him once. That is the one with the blue scarf. 

Then I stamped it again twice and trimmed off the head and scarf tail. I colored and fussy cut the pieces and then creatively taped them all back together. Sweet little friend for the original, don't you think!?

The frame was die cut from the Postage Stamp Die set and the hill was cut from Dotted Borders.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Avery Elle Chalet

Hi Everyone! Today I'm featuring Chalet from Avery Elle! This set takes me back to when I was a young teenager and LOVED to paint Christmas houses. 

When I first got this set, I stamped and colored several houses and decorated them. It was so fun to customize the houses with windows, doors, garland and lights! I selected two of those house for this card and placed them on a hill I created using the Pierced Circle Dies and Dotted Border Dies. The tree, snowflakes and sentiment finished the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Elf-tacular and Polar Pals

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 

Today I'm creating with a few of the amazing Avery Elle stamps that were recently released. I adore all of these sweet images.

My first card uses the new Elf-tacular stamp set and dies. I stamped the girl, bear and presents and colored them with Copics. The background is blended with Distress ink and the scalloped roof was die cut from Happy Home dies. I trimmed off the bottom of the die to show off the scallops. 

Next, I created this card with the same Happy Home dies but this time placed Santa and his favorite reindeer on top. :) The stamps are all from Polar Pals. The night sky was created using Distress stain. I love Distress stain. The card was finished with Avery Elle's Midnight twine.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Avery Elle Fall Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Avery Elle Fall release blog hop! This release is UNbelievable. Today I'm sharing a card featuring Caroling Critters with coordinating dies. This set is a show stopper. :)

To create the card I stamped, die cut and colored a few of the animal images from the set. Next, I did a partical die cut from Pierced Circles. The background was created with Distress Inks and a splatter of white water color. I finished the card off by stamping the music notes and sentiment.

There are so many more cards to see and a prize to win! Check it out... 

Ashley Marcu (me!)

To celebrate our Fall 2016 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, August 14th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, August 15th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.
To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:

  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
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  5. Become a blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Tough Guy

Hi Everyone! I'm wrapping up this release with Tough Guy ( holiday stamps are coming soon!) 

I started my card by stamping, coloring and die cutting the image. Then I created a background by masking random angles with masking tape and adding color with Distress Ink, then splashing water.

I know I've enjoyed every single one of my stamps from this quarter's release....I just can't wait to share new stamps and projects with you soon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Tombow USA and Avery Elle Blog Hop!

Hello! Welcome to the Tombow USA and Avery Elle Blog Hop! Hopefully you arrived here from Maska's blog. If not, you can start the hop over on the Avery Elle Blog
Today I'm featuring That Bites from Avery Elle and Fluorescent Colored Pencils from Tombow USA.

This card was inspired loosely by Finding Dory. Did you see it? 

To create the card I stamped and die cut one of the fish from That Bites. I colored them all with the Tombow USA Fluorescent Colored Pencils, watercolored the background and heat embossed the fun sentiment.

This hop is filled with great products, inspiration and of coarse a super sweet prize... Here are the details...
PRIZES! Comment on all the blogs in this hop your chance to win an awesome prize! One lucky winner will get BOTH a $50 Gift certificate from Avery Elle and $50 worth of Tombow Adhesives! We will announce the Winner on August 1st via our Social Media!
Use the Rafflecopter to get up to 43 chances to win!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Reef

Today I'm sharing the Reef stamps and dies from Avery Elle along with the Coral Reef dies. This is the perfect beach set and I had such a fun time inking and coloring all of the elements to make my scene.

I picked coordinating inks and dies on the shells to make them soft and blended. I couldn't help but splatter water on my Distress Ink background to tie in to the theme.

The sentiment pops in black and finishes the card with the perfect saying.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Avery Elle & Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop!

Hi! It's Day 2 of the Pretty Pink Posh and Avery Elle Blog Hop! You should be coming from the super talented Nichol Spohr Magouirk's blog.

I love when two companies team up to combine their amazing products! There is so much inspiration! 

Their are 2 $25 Pretty Pink Posh gift certificates and 2 $25 Avery Elle gift certificates up for grabs. Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. (Comments must be left by July 24, 2016. Winners will be announced on the PPP and Avery Elle blogs) 

Today I combined Avery Elle's Flamingos with the awesome Scallop Circle Dies. I used the larger die for this card. 

Next up I used the smaller die from Scallop Circle Dies and combined it with Konnichiwa from Avery Elle.

I also added my favorite sentiment set Big Greetings.

You are almost done with the hop! Next up is....

Thursday, July 7, 2016


Hey! It's Thursday! That means I have a new card up over on the Avery Elle blog! This week I'm featuring the Butterflies stamp set

I stamped the large butterfly with my Mini Misti, colored it with Copics and added a few white highlights. I created a polka dot background with some Distress Stain. I finished the card with a pierced circle and some twine.

Thanks for stopping by!